22.10.1.4. MySQL Functions

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Note

Most MySQL functions accept link_identifier as the last optional parameter. If it is not provided, last opened connection is used. If it doesn't exist, connection is tried to establish with default parameters defined in php.ini. If it is not successful, functions return FALSE .

22.10.1.4.1. mysql_affected_rows

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  • mysql_affected_rows

    Get number of affected rows in previous MySQL operation

Description

int mysql_affected_rows(resource link_identifier);

Get the number of affected rows by the last INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE or DELETE query associated with link_identifier.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the number of affected rows on success, and -1 if the last query failed.

If the last query was a DELETE query with no WHERE clause, all of the records will have been deleted from the table but this function will return zero with MySQL versions prior to 4.1.2.

When using UPDATE, MySQL will not update columns where the new value is the same as the old value. This creates the possibility that mysql_affected_rows may not actually equal the number of rows matched, only the number of rows that were literally affected by the query.

The REPLACE statement first deletes the record with the same primary key and then inserts the new record. This function returns the number of deleted records plus the number of inserted records.

Examples

Example 22.16. mysql_affected_rows example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
mysql_select_db('mydb');

/* this should return the correct numbers of deleted records */
mysql_query('DELETE FROM mytable WHERE id < 10');
printf("Records deleted: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());

/* with a where clause that is never true, it should return 0 */
mysql_query('DELETE FROM mytable WHERE 0');
printf("Records deleted: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Records deleted: 10
Records deleted: 0


          

Example 22.17. mysql_affected_rows example using transactions

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
mysql_select_db('mydb');

/* Update records */
mysql_query("UPDATE mytable SET used=1 WHERE id < 10");
printf ("Updated records: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());
mysql_query("COMMIT");
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Updated Records: 10


          

Notes

Transactions

If you are using transactions, you need to call mysql_affected_rows after your INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE query, not after the COMMIT.

SELECT Statements

To retrieve the number of rows returned by a SELECT, it is possible to use mysql_num_rows.

Cascaded Foreign Keys

mysql_affected_rows does not count rows affected implicitly through the use of ON DELETE CASCADE and/or ON UPDATE CASCADE in foreign key constraints.

See Also

mysql_num_rows
mysql_info

22.10.1.4.2. mysql_client_encoding

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  • mysql_client_encoding

    Returns the name of the character set

Description

string mysql_client_encoding(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the character_set variable from MySQL.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the default character set name for the current connection.

Examples

Example 22.18. mysql_client_encoding example

<?php
$link    = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$charset = mysql_client_encoding($link);

echo "The current character set is: $charset\n";
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



The current character set is: latin1


          

See Also

mysql_set_charset
mysql_real_escape_string

22.10.1.4.3. mysql_close

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  • mysql_close

    Close MySQL connection

Description

bool mysql_close(resource link_identifier);

mysql_close closes the non-persistent connection to the MySQL server that's associated with the specified link identifier. If link_identifier isn't specified, the last opened link is used.

Using mysql_close isn't usually necessary, as non-persistent open links are automatically closed at the end of the script's execution. See also freeing resources.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.19. mysql_close example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);
?>

    

The above example will output:



Connected successfully


          

Notes

Note

mysql_close will not close persistent links created by mysql_pconnect.

See Also

mysql_connect
mysql_free_result

22.10.1.4.4. mysql_connect

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  • mysql_connect

    Open a connection to a MySQL Server

Description

resource mysql_connect(string server= =ini_get("mysql.default_host"),
                       string username= =ini_get("mysql.default_user"),
                       string password= =ini_get("mysql.default_password"),
                       bool new_link= =false,
                       int client_flags= =0);

Opens or reuses a connection to a MySQL server.

Parameters

server

The MySQL server. It can also include a port number. e.g. "hostname:port" or a path to a local socket e.g. ":/path/to/socket" for the localhost.

If the PHP directive mysql.default_host is undefined (default), then the default value is 'localhost:3306'. In SQL safe mode, this parameter is ignored and value 'localhost:3306' is always used.

username

The username. Default value is defined by mysql.default_user. In SQL safe mode, this parameter is ignored and the name of the user that owns the server process is used.

password

The password. Default value is defined by mysql.default_password. In SQL safe mode, this parameter is ignored and empty password is used.

new_link

If a second call is made to mysql_connect with the same arguments, no new link will be established, but instead, the link identifier of the already opened link will be returned. The new_link parameter modifies this behavior and makes mysql_connect always open a new link, even if mysql_connect was called before with the same parameters. In SQL safe mode, this parameter is ignored.

client_flags

The client_flags parameter can be a combination of the following constants: 128 (enable LOAD DATA LOCAL handling), MYSQL_CLIENT_SSL , MYSQL_CLIENT_COMPRESS , MYSQL_CLIENT_IGNORE_SPACE or MYSQL_CLIENT_INTERACTIVE . Read the section about Table 22.6, “MySQL client constants” for further information. In SQL safe mode, this parameter is ignored.

Return Values

Returns a MySQL link identifier on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

VersionDescription
4.3.0Added the client_flags parameter.
4.2.0Added the new_link parameter.

Examples

Example 22.20. mysql_connect example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);
?>

    

Example 22.21. mysql_connect example using hostname:port syntax

<?php
// we connect to example.com and port 3307
$link = mysql_connect('example.com:3307', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);

// we connect to localhost at port 3307
$link = mysql_connect('127.0.0.1:3307', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);
?>

    

Example 22.22. mysql_connect example using ":/path/to/socket" syntax

<?php
// we connect to localhost and socket e.g. /tmp/mysql.sock

//variant 1: ommit localhost
$link = mysql_connect(':/tmp/mysql', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);


// variant 2: with localhost
$link = mysql_connect('localhost:/tmp/mysql.sock', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
echo 'Connected successfully';
mysql_close($link);
?>

    

Notes

Note

Whenever you specify "localhost" or "localhost:port" as server, the MySQL client library will override this and try to connect to a local socket (named pipe on Windows). If you want to use TCP/IP, use "127.0.0.1" instead of "localhost". If the MySQL client library tries to connect to the wrong local socket, you should set the correct path as mysql.default_host string in your PHP configuration and leave the server field blank.

Note

The link to the server will be closed as soon as the execution of the script ends, unless it's closed earlier by explicitly calling mysql_close.

Note

You can suppress the error message on failure by prepending a @ to the function name.

Note

Error "Can't create TCP/IP socket (10106)" usually means that the variables_order configure directive doesn't contain character E. On Windows, if the environment is not copied the SYSTEMROOT environment variable won't be available and PHP will have problems loading Winsock.

See Also

mysql_pconnect
mysql_close

22.10.1.4.5. mysql_create_db

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  • mysql_create_db

    Create a MySQL database

Description

bool mysql_create_db(string database_name,
                     resource link_identifier);

mysql_create_db attempts to create a new database on the server associated with the specified link identifier.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database being created.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.23. mysql_create_db alternative example

The function mysql_create_db is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an sql CREATE DATABASE statement instead.

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}

$sql = 'CREATE DATABASE my_db';
if (mysql_query($sql, $link)) {
    echo "Database my_db created successfully\n";
} else {
    echo 'Error creating database: ' . mysql_error() . "\n";
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Database my_db created successfully


          

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_createdb

Note

This function will not be available if the MySQL extension was built against a MySQL 4.x client library.

See Also

mysql_query
mysql_select_db

22.10.1.4.6. mysql_data_seek

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  • mysql_data_seek

    Move internal result pointer

Description

bool mysql_data_seek(resource result,
                     int row_number);

mysql_data_seek moves the internal row pointer of the MySQL result associated with the specified result identifier to point to the specified row number. The next call to a MySQL fetch function, such as mysql_fetch_assoc, would return that row.

row_number starts at 0. The row_number should be a value in the range from 0 to mysql_num_rows - 1. However if the result set is empty (mysql_num_rows == 0), a seek to 0 will fail with a E_WARNING and mysql_data_seek will return FALSE .

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

row_number

The desired row number of the new result pointer.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.24. mysql_data_seek example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
$db_selected = mysql_select_db('sample_db');
if (!$db_selected) {
    die('Could not select database: ' . mysql_error());
}
$query = 'SELECT last_name, first_name FROM friends';
$result = mysql_query($query);
if (!$result) {
    die('Query failed: ' . mysql_error());
}
/* fetch rows in reverse order */
for ($i = mysql_num_rows($result) - 1; $i >= 0; $i--) {
    if (!mysql_data_seek($result, $i)) {
        echo "Cannot seek to row $i: " . mysql_error() . "\n";
        continue;
    }

    if (!($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result))) {
        continue;
    }

    echo $row['last_name'] . ' ' . $row['first_name'] . "<br />\n";
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Notes

Note

The function mysql_data_seek can be used in conjunction only with mysql_query, not with mysql_unbuffered_query.

See Also

mysql_query
mysql_num_rows
mysql_fetch_row
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_fetch_array
mysql_fetch_object

22.10.1.4.7. mysql_db_name

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  • mysql_db_name

    Get result data

Description

string mysql_db_name(resource result,
                     int row,
                     mixed field);

Retrieve the database name from a call to mysql_list_dbs.

Parameters

result

The result pointer from a call to mysql_list_dbs.

row

The index into the result set.

field

The field name.

Return Values

Returns the database name on success, and FALSE on failure. If FALSE is returned, use mysql_error to determine the nature of the error.

Examples

Example 22.25. mysql_db_name example

<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

$link = mysql_connect('dbhost', 'username', 'password');
$db_list = mysql_list_dbs($link);

$i = 0;
$cnt = mysql_num_rows($db_list);
while ($i < $cnt) {
    echo mysql_db_name($db_list, $i) . "\n";
    $i++;
}
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_dbname

See Also

mysql_list_dbs
mysql_tablename

22.10.1.4.8. mysql_db_query

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  • mysql_db_query

    Send a MySQL query

Description

resource mysql_db_query(string database,
                        string query,
                        resource link_identifier);

mysql_db_query selects a database, and executes a query on it.

Warning

This function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0. Relying on this feature is highly discouraged.

Parameters

database

The name of the database that will be selected.

query

The MySQL query.

Data inside the query should be properly escaped.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns a positive MySQL result resource to the query result, or FALSE on error. The function also returns TRUE / FALSE for INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE queries to indicate success/failure.

Changelog

VersionDescription
5.3.0This function now throws an E_DEPRECATED notice.
4.0.6This function is deprecated, do not use this function. Use mysql_select_db and mysql_query instead.

Examples

Example 22.26. mysql_db_query alternative example

<?php

if (!$link = mysql_connect('mysql_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password')) {
    echo 'Could not connect to mysql';
    exit;
}

if (!mysql_select_db('mysql_dbname', $link)) {
    echo 'Could not select database';
    exit;
}

$sql    = 'SELECT foo FROM bar WHERE id = 42';
$result = mysql_query($sql, $link);

if (!$result) {
    echo "DB Error, could not query the database\n";
    echo 'MySQL Error: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    echo $row['foo'];
}

mysql_free_result($result);

?>

    

Notes

Note

Be aware that this function does NOT switch back to the database you were connected before. In other words, you can't use this function to temporarily run a sql query on another database, you would have to manually switch back. Users are strongly encouraged to use the database.table syntax in their sql queries or mysql_select_db instead of this function.

See Also

mysql_query
mysql_select_db

22.10.1.4.9. mysql_drop_db

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  • mysql_drop_db

    Drop (delete) a MySQL database

Description

bool mysql_drop_db(string database_name,
                   resource link_identifier);

mysql_drop_db attempts to drop (remove) an entire database from the server associated with the specified link identifier. This function is deprecated, it is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an sql DROP DATABASE statement instead.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database that will be deleted.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.27. mysql_drop_db alternative example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}

$sql = 'DROP DATABASE my_db';
if (mysql_query($sql, $link)) {
    echo "Database my_db was successfully dropped\n";
} else {
    echo 'Error dropping database: ' . mysql_error() . "\n";
}
?>

    

Notes

Warning

This function will not be available if the MySQL extension was built against a MySQL 4.x client library.

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_dropdb

See Also

mysql_query

22.10.1.4.10. mysql_errno

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  • mysql_errno

    Returns the numerical value of the error message from previous MySQL operation

Description

int mysql_errno(resource link_identifier);

Returns the error number from the last MySQL function.

Errors coming back from the MySQL database backend no longer issue warnings. Instead, use mysql_errno to retrieve the error code. Note that this function only returns the error code from the most recently executed MySQL function (not including mysql_error and mysql_errno), so if you want to use it, make sure you check the value before calling another MySQL function.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the error number from the last MySQL function, or 0 (zero) if no error occurred.

Examples

Example 22.28. mysql_errno example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password");

if (!mysql_select_db("nonexistentdb", $link)) {
    echo mysql_errno($link) . ": " . mysql_error($link). "\n";
}

mysql_select_db("kossu", $link);
if (!mysql_query("SELECT * FROM nonexistenttable", $link)) {
    echo mysql_errno($link) . ": " . mysql_error($link) . "\n";
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



1049: Unknown database 'nonexistentdb'
1146: Table 'kossu.nonexistenttable' doesn't exist


          

See Also

mysql_error
MySQL error codes

22.10.1.4.11. mysql_error

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  • mysql_error

    Returns the text of the error message from previous MySQL operation

Description

string mysql_error(resource link_identifier);

Returns the error text from the last MySQL function. Errors coming back from the MySQL database backend no longer issue warnings. Instead, use mysql_error to retrieve the error text. Note that this function only returns the error text from the most recently executed MySQL function (not including mysql_error and mysql_errno), so if you want to use it, make sure you check the value before calling another MySQL function.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the error text from the last MySQL function, or '' (empty string) if no error occurred.

Examples

Example 22.29. mysql_error example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password");

mysql_select_db("nonexistentdb", $link);
echo mysql_errno($link) . ": " . mysql_error($link). "\n";

mysql_select_db("kossu", $link);
mysql_query("SELECT * FROM nonexistenttable", $link);
echo mysql_errno($link) . ": " . mysql_error($link) . "\n";
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



1049: Unknown database 'nonexistentdb'
1146: Table 'kossu.nonexistenttable' doesn't exist


          

See Also

mysql_errno
MySQL error codes

22.10.1.4.12. mysql_escape_string

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  • mysql_escape_string

    Escapes a string for use in a mysql_query

Description

string mysql_escape_string(string unescaped_string);

This function will escape the unescaped_string, so that it is safe to place it in a mysql_query. This function is deprecated.

This function is identical to mysql_real_escape_string except that mysql_real_escape_string takes a connection handler and escapes the string according to the current character set. mysql_escape_string does not take a connection argument and does not respect the current charset setting.

Warning

This function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0. Relying on this feature is highly discouraged.

Parameters

unescaped_string

The string that is to be escaped.

Return Values

Returns the escaped string.

Changelog

VersionDescription
5.3.0This function now throws an E_DEPRECATED notice.
4.3.0This function became deprecated, do not use this function. Instead, use mysql_real_escape_string.

Examples

Example 22.30. mysql_escape_string example

<?php
$item = "Zak's Laptop";
$escaped_item = mysql_escape_string($item);
printf("Escaped string: %s\n", $escaped_item);
?>

    

The above example will output:



Escaped string: Zak\'s Laptop


          

Notes

Note

mysql_escape_string does not escape % and _.

See Also

mysql_real_escape_string
addslashes
The magic_quotes_gpc directive.

22.10.1.4.13. mysql_fetch_array

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  • mysql_fetch_array

    Fetch a result row as an associative array, a numeric array, or both

Description

array mysql_fetch_array(resource result,
                        int result_type= =MYSQL_BOTH);

Returns an array that corresponds to the fetched row and moves the internal data pointer ahead.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

result_type

The type of array that is to be fetched. It's a constant and can take the following values: MYSQL_ASSOC , MYSQL_NUM , and MYSQL_BOTH .

Return Values

Returns an array of strings that corresponds to the fetched row, or FALSE if there are no more rows. The type of returned array depends on how result_type is defined. By using MYSQL_BOTH (default), you'll get an array with both associative and number indices. Using MYSQL_ASSOC , you only get associative indices (as mysql_fetch_assoc works), using MYSQL_NUM , you only get number indices (as mysql_fetch_row works).

If two or more columns of the result have the same field names, the last column will take precedence. To access the other column(s) of the same name, you must use the numeric index of the column or make an alias for the column. For aliased columns, you cannot access the contents with the original column name.

Examples

Example 22.31. Query with aliased duplicate field names

SELECT table1.field AS foo, table2.field AS bar FROM table1, table2

    

Example 22.32. mysql_fetch_array with MYSQL_NUM

<?php
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") or
    die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("mydb");

$result = mysql_query("SELECT id, name FROM mytable");

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_NUM)) {
    printf("ID: %s  Name: %s", $row[0], $row[1]);  
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Example 22.33. mysql_fetch_array with MYSQL_ASSOC

<?php
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") or
    die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("mydb");

$result = mysql_query("SELECT id, name FROM mytable");

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {
    printf("ID: %s  Name: %s", $row["id"], $row["name"]);
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Example 22.34. mysql_fetch_array with MYSQL_BOTH

<?php
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") or
    die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("mydb");

$result = mysql_query("SELECT id, name FROM mytable");

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result, MYSQL_BOTH)) {
    printf ("ID: %s  Name: %s", $row[0], $row["name"]);
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Notes

Performance

An important thing to note is that using mysql_fetch_array is not significantly slower than using mysql_fetch_row, while it provides a significant added value.

Note

Field names returned by this function are case-sensitive.

Note

This function sets NULL fields to the PHP NULL value.

See Also

mysql_fetch_row
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_data_seek
mysql_query

22.10.1.4.14. mysql_fetch_assoc

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_fetch_assoc

    Fetch a result row as an associative array

Description

array mysql_fetch_assoc(resource result);

Returns an associative array that corresponds to the fetched row and moves the internal data pointer ahead. mysql_fetch_assoc is equivalent to calling mysql_fetch_array with MYSQL_ASSOC for the optional second parameter. It only returns an associative array.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

Returns an associative array of strings that corresponds to the fetched row, or FALSE if there are no more rows.

If two or more columns of the result have the same field names, the last column will take precedence. To access the other column(s) of the same name, you either need to access the result with numeric indices by using mysql_fetch_row or add alias names. See the example at the mysql_fetch_array description about aliases.

Examples

Example 22.35. An expanded mysql_fetch_assoc example

<?php

$conn = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password");

if (!$conn) {
    echo "Unable to connect to DB: " . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
  
if (!mysql_select_db("mydbname")) {
    echo "Unable to select mydbname: " . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

$sql = "SELECT id as userid, fullname, userstatus 
        FROM   sometable
        WHERE  userstatus = 1";

$result = mysql_query($sql);

if (!$result) {
    echo "Could not successfully run query ($sql) from DB: " . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

if (mysql_num_rows($result) == 0) {
    echo "No rows found, nothing to print so am exiting";
    exit;
}

// While a row of data exists, put that row in $row as an associative array
// Note: If you're expecting just one row, no need to use a loop
// Note: If you put extract($row); inside the following loop, you'll
//       then create $userid, $fullname, and $userstatus
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    echo $row["userid"];
    echo $row["fullname"];
    echo $row["userstatus"];
}

mysql_free_result($result);

?>

    

Notes

Performance

An important thing to note is that using mysql_fetch_assoc is not significantly slower than using mysql_fetch_row, while it provides a significant added value.

Note

Field names returned by this function are case-sensitive.

Note

This function sets NULL fields to the PHP NULL value.

See Also

mysql_fetch_row
mysql_fetch_array
mysql_data_seek
mysql_query
mysql_error

22.10.1.4.15. mysql_fetch_field

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_fetch_field

    Get column information from a result and return as an object

Description

object mysql_fetch_field(resource result,
                         int field_offset= =0);

Returns an object containing field information. This function can be used to obtain information about fields in the provided query result.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. If the field offset is not specified, the next field that was not yet retrieved by this function is retrieved. The field_offset starts at 0.

Return Values

Returns an object containing field information. The properties of the object are:

  • name - column name
  • table - name of the table the column belongs to
  • max_length - maximum length of the column
  • not_null - 1 if the column cannot be NULL
  • primary_key - 1 if the column is a primary key
  • unique_key - 1 if the column is a unique key
  • multiple_key - 1 if the column is a non-unique key
  • numeric - 1 if the column is numeric
  • blob - 1 if the column is a BLOB
  • type - the type of the column
  • unsigned - 1 if the column is unsigned
  • zerofill - 1 if the column is zero-filled

Examples

Example 22.36. mysql_fetch_field example

<?php
$conn = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$conn) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
mysql_select_db('database');
$result = mysql_query('select * from table');
if (!$result) {
    die('Query failed: ' . mysql_error());
}
/* get column metadata */
$i = 0;
while ($i < mysql_num_fields($result)) {
    echo "Information for column $i:<br />\n";
    $meta = mysql_fetch_field($result, $i);
    if (!$meta) {
        echo "No information available<br />\n";
    }
    echo "<pre>
blob:         $meta->blob
max_length:   $meta->max_length
multiple_key: $meta->multiple_key
name:         $meta->name
not_null:     $meta->not_null
numeric:      $meta->numeric
primary_key:  $meta->primary_key
table:        $meta->table
type:         $meta->type
unique_key:   $meta->unique_key
unsigned:     $meta->unsigned
zerofill:     $meta->zerofill
</pre>";
    $i++;
}
mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Notes

Note

Field names returned by this function are case-sensitive.

See Also

mysql_field_seek

22.10.1.4.16. mysql_fetch_lengths

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_fetch_lengths

    Get the length of each output in a result

Description

array mysql_fetch_lengths(resource result);

Returns an array that corresponds to the lengths of each field in the last row fetched by MySQL.

mysql_fetch_lengths stores the lengths of each result column in the last row returned by mysql_fetch_row, mysql_fetch_assoc, mysql_fetch_array, and mysql_fetch_object in an array, starting at offset 0.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

An array of lengths on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.37. A mysql_fetch_lengths example

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
$row     = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);
$lengths = mysql_fetch_lengths($result);

print_r($row);
print_r($lengths);
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Array
(
    [id] => 42
    [email] => user@example.com
)
Array
(
    [0] => 2
    [1] => 16
)


          

See Also

mysql_field_len
mysql_fetch_row
strlen

22.10.1.4.17. mysql_fetch_object

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_fetch_object

    Fetch a result row as an object

Description

object mysql_fetch_object(resource result,
                          string class_name,
                          array params);

Returns an object with properties that correspond to the fetched row and moves the internal data pointer ahead.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

class_name

The name of the class to instantiate, set the properties of and return. If not specified, a stdClass object is returned.

params

An optional array of parameters to pass to the constructor for class_name objects.

Return Values

Returns an object with string properties that correspond to the fetched row, or FALSE if there are no more rows.

Changelog

VersionDescription
5.0.0Added the ability to return as a different object.

Examples

Example 22.38. mysql_fetch_object example

<?php
mysql_connect("hostname", "user", "password");
mysql_select_db("mydb");
$result = mysql_query("select * from mytable");
while ($row = mysql_fetch_object($result)) {
    echo $row->user_id;
    echo $row->fullname;
}
mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Example 22.39. mysql_fetch_object example

<?php
class foo {
    public $name;
}

mysql_connect("hostname", "user", "password");
mysql_select_db("mydb");

$result = mysql_query("select name from mytable limit 1");
$obj = mysql_fetch_object($result, 'foo');
var_dump($obj);
?>

    

Notes

Performance

Speed-wise, the function is identical to mysql_fetch_array, and almost as quick as mysql_fetch_row (the difference is insignificant).

Note

mysql_fetch_object is similar to mysql_fetch_array, with one difference - an object is returned, instead of an array. Indirectly, that means that you can only access the data by the field names, and not by their offsets (numbers are illegal property names).

Note

Field names returned by this function are case-sensitive.

Note

This function sets NULL fields to the PHP NULL value.

See Also

mysql_fetch_array
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_fetch_row
mysql_data_seek
mysql_query

22.10.1.4.18. mysql_fetch_row

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_fetch_row

    Get a result row as an enumerated array

Description

array mysql_fetch_row(resource result);

Returns a numerical array that corresponds to the fetched row and moves the internal data pointer ahead.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

Returns an numerical array of strings that corresponds to the fetched row, or FALSE if there are no more rows.

mysql_fetch_row fetches one row of data from the result associated with the specified result identifier. The row is returned as an array. Each result column is stored in an array offset, starting at offset 0.

Examples

Example 22.40. Fetching one row with mysql_fetch_row

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
$row = mysql_fetch_row($result);

echo $row[0]; // 42
echo $row[1]; // the email value
?>

    

Notes

Note

This function sets NULL fields to the PHP NULL value.

See Also

mysql_fetch_array
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_fetch_object
mysql_data_seek
mysql_fetch_lengths
mysql_result

22.10.1.4.19. mysql_field_flags

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_flags

    Get the flags associated with the specified field in a result

Description

string mysql_field_flags(resource result,
                         int field_offset);

mysql_field_flags returns the field flags of the specified field. The flags are reported as a single word per flag separated by a single space, so that you can split the returned value using explode.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

Returns a string of flags associated with the result or FALSE on failure.

The following flags are reported, if your version of MySQL is current enough to support them: "not_null", "primary_key", "unique_key", "multiple_key", "blob", "unsigned", "zerofill", "binary", "enum", "auto_increment" and "timestamp".

Examples

Example 22.41. A mysql_field_flags example

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
$flags = mysql_field_flags($result, 0);

echo $flags;
print_r(explode(' ', $flags));
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



not_null primary_key auto_increment
Array
(
    [0] => not_null
    [1] => primary_key
    [2] => auto_increment
)


          

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldflags

See Also

mysql_field_type
mysql_field_len

22.10.1.4.20. mysql_field_len

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_len

    Returns the length of the specified field

Description

int mysql_field_len(resource result,
                    int field_offset);

mysql_field_len returns the length of the specified field.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

The length of the specified field index on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.42. mysql_field_len example

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

// Will get the length of the id field as specified in the database
// schema. 
$length = mysql_field_len($result, 0);
echo $length;
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldlen

See Also

mysql_fetch_lengths
strlen

22.10.1.4.21. mysql_field_name

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_name

    Get the name of the specified field in a result

Description

string mysql_field_name(resource result,
                        int field_offset);

mysql_field_name returns the name of the specified field index.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

The name of the specified field index on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.43. mysql_field_name example

<?php
/* The users table consists of three fields:
*   user_id
*   username
*   password.
*/
$link = @mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect to MySQL server: ' . mysql_error());
}
$dbname = 'mydb';
$db_selected = mysql_select_db($dbname, $link);
if (!$db_selected) {
    die("Could not set $dbname: " . mysql_error());
}
$res = mysql_query('select * from users', $link);

echo mysql_field_name($res, 0) . "\n";
echo mysql_field_name($res, 2);
?>

    

The above example will output:



user_id
password


          

Notes

Note

Field names returned by this function are case-sensitive.

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldname

See Also

mysql_field_type
mysql_field_len

22.10.1.4.22. mysql_field_seek

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_seek

    Set result pointer to a specified field offset

Description

bool mysql_field_seek(resource result,
                      int field_offset);

Seeks to the specified field offset. If the next call to mysql_fetch_field doesn't include a field offset, the field offset specified in mysql_field_seek will be returned.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

See Also

mysql_fetch_field

22.10.1.4.23. mysql_field_table

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_table

    Get name of the table the specified field is in

Description

string mysql_field_table(resource result,
                         int field_offset);

Returns the name of the table that the specified field is in.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

The name of the table on success.

Examples

Example 22.44. A mysql_field_table example

<?php

$query = "SELECT account.*, country.* FROM account, country WHERE country.name = 'Portugal' AND account.country_id = country.id";

// get the result from the DB
$result = mysql_query($query);

// Lists the table name and then the field name
for ($i = 0; $i < mysql_num_fields($result); ++$i) {
    $table = mysql_field_table($result, $i);
    $field = mysql_field_name($result, $i);

    echo  "$table: $field\n";
}

?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldtable

See Also

mysql_list_tables

22.10.1.4.24. mysql_field_type

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_field_type

    Get the type of the specified field in a result

Description

string mysql_field_type(resource result,
                        int field_offset);

mysql_field_type is similar to the mysql_field_name function. The arguments are identical, but the field type is returned instead.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

field_offset

The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

The returned field type will be one of "int", "real", "string", "blob", and others as detailed in the MySQL documentation.

Examples

Example 22.45. mysql_field_type example

<?php
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_username", "mysql_password");
mysql_select_db("mysql");
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM func");
$fields = mysql_num_fields($result);
$rows   = mysql_num_rows($result);
$table  = mysql_field_table($result, 0);
echo "Your '" . $table . "' table has " . $fields . " fields and " . $rows . " record(s)\n";
echo "The table has the following fields:\n";
for ($i=0; $i < $fields; $i++) {
    $type  = mysql_field_type($result, $i);
    $name  = mysql_field_name($result, $i);
    $len   = mysql_field_len($result, $i);
    $flags = mysql_field_flags($result, $i);
    echo $type . " " . $name . " " . $len . " " . $flags . "\n";
}
mysql_free_result($result);
mysql_close();
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Your 'func' table has 4 fields and 1 record(s)
The table has the following fields:
string name 64 not_null primary_key binary
int ret 1 not_null
string dl 128 not_null
string type 9 not_null enum


          

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldtype

See Also

mysql_field_name
mysql_field_len

22.10.1.4.25. mysql_free_result

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_free_result

    Free result memory

Description

bool mysql_free_result(resource result);

mysql_free_result will free all memory associated with the result identifier result.

mysql_free_result only needs to be called if you are concerned about how much memory is being used for queries that return large result sets. All associated result memory is automatically freed at the end of the script's execution.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

If a non-resource is used for the result, an error of level E_WARNING will be emitted. It's worth noting that mysql_query only returns a resource for SELECT, SHOW, EXPLAIN, and DESCRIBE queries.

Examples

Example 22.46. A mysql_free_result example

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
/* Use the result, assuming we're done with it afterwards */
$row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);

/* Now we free up the result and continue on with our script */
mysql_free_result($result);

echo $row['id'];
echo $row['email'];
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_freeresult

See Also

mysql_query
is_resource

22.10.1.4.26. mysql_get_client_info

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_get_client_info

    Get MySQL client info

Description

string mysql_get_client_info();

mysql_get_client_info returns a string that represents the client library version.

Return Values

The MySQL client version.

Examples

Example 22.47. mysql_get_client_info example

<?php
printf("MySQL client info: %s\n", mysql_get_client_info());
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



MySQL client info: 3.23.39


          

See Also

mysql_get_host_info
mysql_get_proto_info
mysql_get_server_info

22.10.1.4.27. mysql_get_host_info

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_get_host_info

    Get MySQL host info

Description

string mysql_get_host_info(resource link_identifier);

Describes the type of connection in use for the connection, including the server host name.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns a string describing the type of MySQL connection in use for the connection or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.48. mysql_get_host_info example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
printf("MySQL host info: %s\n", mysql_get_host_info());
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



MySQL host info: Localhost via UNIX socket


          

See Also

mysql_get_client_info
mysql_get_proto_info
mysql_get_server_info

22.10.1.4.28. mysql_get_proto_info

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_get_proto_info

    Get MySQL protocol info

Description

int mysql_get_proto_info(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the MySQL protocol.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the MySQL protocol on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.49. mysql_get_proto_info example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
printf("MySQL protocol version: %s\n", mysql_get_proto_info());
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



MySQL protocol version: 10


          

See Also

mysql_get_client_info
mysql_get_host_info
mysql_get_server_info

22.10.1.4.29. mysql_get_server_info

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_get_server_info

    Get MySQL server info

Description

string mysql_get_server_info(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the MySQL server version.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the MySQL server version on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.50. mysql_get_server_info example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
printf("MySQL server version: %s\n", mysql_get_server_info());
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



MySQL server version: 4.0.1-alpha


          

See Also

mysql_get_client_info
mysql_get_host_info
mysql_get_proto_info
phpversion

22.10.1.4.30. mysql_info

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_info

    Get information about the most recent query

Description

string mysql_info(resource link_identifier);

Returns detailed information about the last query.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns information about the statement on success, or FALSE on failure. See the example below for which statements provide information, and what the returned value may look like. Statements that are not listed will return FALSE .

Examples

Example 22.51. Relevant MySQL Statements

Statements that return string values. The numbers are only for illustrating purpose; their values will correspond to the query.

INSERT INTO ... SELECT ...
String format: Records: 23 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0 
INSERT INTO ... VALUES (...),(...),(...)...
String format: Records: 37 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0 
LOAD DATA INFILE ...
String format: Records: 42 Deleted: 0 Skipped: 0 Warnings: 0 
ALTER TABLE
String format: Records: 60 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0 
UPDATE
String format: Rows matched: 65 Changed: 65 Warnings: 0

    

Notes

Note

mysql_info returns a non- FALSE value for the INSERT ... VALUES statement only if multiple value lists are specified in the statement.

See Also

mysql_affected_rows
mysql_insert_id
mysql_stat

22.10.1.4.31. mysql_insert_id

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_insert_id

    Get the ID generated in the last query

Description

int mysql_insert_id(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the ID generated for an AUTO_INCREMENT column by the previous query (usually INSERT).

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

The ID generated for an AUTO_INCREMENT column by the previous query on success, 0 if the previous query does not generate an AUTO_INCREMENT value, or FALSE if no MySQL connection was established.

Examples

Example 22.52. mysql_insert_id example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
mysql_select_db('mydb');

mysql_query("INSERT INTO mytable (product) values ('kossu')");
printf("Last inserted record has id %d\n", mysql_insert_id());
?>

    

Notes

Caution

mysql_insert_id will convert the return type of the native MySQL C API function mysql_insert_id() to a type of long (named int in PHP). If your AUTO_INCREMENT column has a column type of BIGINT (64 bits) the conversion may result in an incorrect value. Instead, use the internal MySQL SQL function LAST_INSERT_ID() in an SQL query. For more information about PHP's maximum integer values, please see the integer documentation.

Note

Because mysql_insert_id acts on the last performed query, be sure to call mysql_insert_id immediately after the query that generates the value.

Note

The value of the MySQL SQL function LAST_INSERT_ID() always contains the most recently generated AUTO_INCREMENT value, and is not reset between queries.

See Also

mysql_query
mysql_info

22.10.1.4.32. mysql_list_dbs

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_list_dbs

    List databases available on a MySQL server

Description

resource mysql_list_dbs(resource link_identifier);

Returns a result pointer containing the databases available from the current mysql daemon.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns a result pointer resource on success, or FALSE on failure. Use the mysql_tablename function to traverse this result pointer, or any function for result tables, such as mysql_fetch_array.

Examples

Example 22.53. mysql_list_dbs example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$db_list = mysql_list_dbs($link);

while ($row = mysql_fetch_object($db_list)) {
     echo $row->Database . "\n";
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



database1
database2
database3


          

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_listdbs

See Also

mysql_db_name
mysql_select_db

22.10.1.4.33. mysql_list_fields

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_list_fields

    List MySQL table fields

Description

resource mysql_list_fields(string database_name,
                           string table_name,
                           resource link_identifier);

Retrieves information about the given table name.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW COLUMNS FROM table [LIKE 'name'] statement instead.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database that's being queried.

table_name

The name of the table that's being queried.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success, or FALSE on failure.

The returned result can be used with mysql_field_flags, mysql_field_len, mysql_field_name and mysql_field_type.

Examples

Example 22.54. Alternate to deprecated mysql_list_fields

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SHOW COLUMNS FROM sometable");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
if (mysql_num_rows($result) > 0) {
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
        print_r($row);
    }
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Array
(
    [Field] => id
    [Type] => int(7)
    [Null] =>  
    [Key] => PRI
    [Default] =>
    [Extra] => auto_increment
)
Array
(
    [Field] => email
    [Type] => varchar(100)
    [Null] =>
    [Key] =>
    [Default] =>
    [Extra] =>
)


          

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_listfields

See Also

mysql_field_flags
mysql_info

22.10.1.4.34. mysql_list_processes

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_list_processes

    List MySQL processes

Description

resource mysql_list_processes(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the current MySQL server threads.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.55. mysql_list_processes example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');

$result = mysql_list_processes($link);
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)){
    printf("%s %s %s %s %s\n", $row["Id"], $row["Host"], $row["db"],
        $row["Command"], $row["Time"]);
}
mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



1 localhost test Processlist 0
4 localhost mysql sleep 5


          

See Also

mysql_thread_id
mysql_stat

22.10.1.4.35. mysql_list_tables

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_list_tables

    List tables in a MySQL database

Description

resource mysql_list_tables(string database,
                           resource link_identifier);

Retrieves a list of table names from a MySQL database.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW TABLES [FROM db_name] [LIKE 'pattern'] statement instead.

Parameters

database

The name of the database

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success or FALSE on failure.

Use the mysql_tablename function to traverse this result pointer, or any function for result tables, such as mysql_fetch_array.

Changelog

VersionDescription
4.3.7This function became deprecated.

Examples

Example 22.56. mysql_list_tables alternative example

<?php
$dbname = 'mysql_dbname';

if (!mysql_connect('mysql_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password')) {
    echo 'Could not connect to mysql';
    exit;
}

$sql = "SHOW TABLES FROM $dbname";
$result = mysql_query($sql);

if (!$result) {
    echo "DB Error, could not list tables\n";
    echo 'MySQL Error: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

while ($row = mysql_fetch_row($result)) {
    echo "Table: {$row[0]}\n";
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_listtables

See Also

mysql_list_dbs
mysql_tablename

22.10.1.4.36. mysql_num_fields

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_num_fields

    Get number of fields in result

Description

int mysql_num_fields(resource result);

Retrieves the number of fields from a query.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

Returns the number of fields in the result set resource on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.57. A mysql_num_fields example

<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

/* returns 2 because id,email === two fields */
echo mysql_num_fields($result);
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_numfields

See Also

mysql_select_db
mysql_query
mysql_fetch_field
mysql_num_rows

22.10.1.4.37. mysql_num_rows

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_num_rows

    Get number of rows in result

Description

int mysql_num_rows(resource result);

Retrieves the number of rows from a result set. This command is only valid for statements like SELECT or SHOW that return an actual result set. To retrieve the number of rows affected by a INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE or DELETE query, use mysql_affected_rows.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

The number of rows in a result set on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.58. mysql_num_rows example

<?php

$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password");
mysql_select_db("database", $link);

$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM table1", $link);
$num_rows = mysql_num_rows($result);

echo "$num_rows Rows\n";

?>

    

Notes

Note

If you use mysql_unbuffered_query, mysql_num_rows will not return the correct value until all the rows in the result set have been retrieved.

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_numrows

See Also

mysql_affected_rows
mysql_connect
mysql_data_seek
mysql_select_db
mysql_query

22.10.1.4.38. mysql_pconnect

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_pconnect

    Open a persistent connection to a MySQL server

Description

resource mysql_pconnect(string server= =ini_get("mysql.default_host"),
                        string username= =ini_get("mysql.default_user"),
                        string password= =ini_get("mysql.default_password"),
                        int client_flags);

Establishes a persistent connection to a MySQL server.

mysql_pconnect acts very much like mysql_connect with two major differences.

First, when connecting, the function would first try to find a (persistent) link that's already open with the same host, username and password. If one is found, an identifier for it will be returned instead of opening a new connection.

Second, the connection to the SQL server will not be closed when the execution of the script ends. Instead, the link will remain open for future use (mysql_close will not close links established by mysql_pconnect).

This type of link is therefore called 'persistent'.

Parameters

server

The MySQL server. It can also include a port number. e.g. "hostname:port" or a path to a local socket e.g. ":/path/to/socket" for the localhost.

If the PHP directive mysql.default_host is undefined (default), then the default value is 'localhost:3306'

username

The username. Default value is the name of the user that owns the server process.

password

The password. Default value is an empty password.

client_flags

The client_flags parameter can be a combination of the following constants: 128 (enable LOAD DATA LOCAL handling), MYSQL_CLIENT_SSL , MYSQL_CLIENT_COMPRESS , MYSQL_CLIENT_IGNORE_SPACE or MYSQL_CLIENT_INTERACTIVE .

Return Values

Returns a MySQL persistent link identifier on success, or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

VersionDescription
4.3.0Added the client_flags parameter.

Notes

Note

Note, that these kind of links only work if you are using a module version of PHP. See the Persistent Database Connections section for more information.

Warning

Using persistent connections can require a bit of tuning of your Apache and MySQL configurations to ensure that you do not exceed the number of connections allowed by MySQL.

Note

You can suppress the error message on failure by prepending a @ to the function name.

See Also

mysql_connect
Persistent Database Connections

22.10.1.4.39. mysql_ping

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_ping

    Ping a server connection or reconnect if there is no connection

Description

bool mysql_ping(resource link_identifier);

Checks whether or not the connection to the server is working. If it has gone down, an automatic reconnection is attempted. This function can be used by scripts that remain idle for a long while, to check whether or not the server has closed the connection and reconnect if necessary.

Note

Since MySQL 5.0.13, automatic reconnection feature is disabled.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if the connection to the server MySQL server is working, otherwise FALSE .

Examples

Example 22.59. A mysql_ping example

<?php
set_time_limit(0);

$conn = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysqluser', 'mypass');
$db   = mysql_select_db('mydb');

/* Assuming this query will take a long time */
$result = mysql_query($sql);
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Query #1 failed, exiting.';
    exit;
}

/* Make sure the connection is still alive, if not, try to reconnect */
if (!mysql_ping($conn)) {
    echo 'Lost connection, exiting after query #1';
    exit;
}
mysql_free_result($result);

/* So the connection is still alive, let's run another query */
$result2 = mysql_query($sql2);
?>

    

See Also

mysql_thread_id
mysql_list_processes

22.10.1.4.40. mysql_query

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_query

    Send a MySQL query

Description

resource mysql_query(string query,
                     resource link_identifier);

mysql_query sends a unique query (multiple queries are not supported) to the currently active database on the server that's associated with the specified link_identifier.

Parameters

query

An SQL query

The query string should not end with a semicolon. Data inside the query should be properly escaped.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

For SELECT, SHOW, DESCRIBE, EXPLAIN and other statements returning resultset, mysql_query returns a resource on success, or FALSE on error.

For other type of SQL statements, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, DROP, etc, mysql_query returns TRUE on success or FALSE on error.

The returned result resource should be passed to mysql_fetch_array, and other functions for dealing with result tables, to access the returned data.

Use mysql_num_rows to find out how many rows were returned for a SELECT statement or mysql_affected_rows to find out how many rows were affected by a DELETE, INSERT, REPLACE, or UPDATE statement.

mysql_query will also fail and return FALSE if the user does not have permission to access the table(s) referenced by the query.

Examples

Example 22.60. Invalid Query

The following query is syntactically invalid, so mysql_query fails and returns FALSE .

<?php
$result = mysql_query('SELECT * WHERE 1=1');
if (!$result) {
    die('Invalid query: ' . mysql_error());
}

?>

    

Example 22.61. Valid Query

The following query is valid, so mysql_query returns a resource.

<?php
// This could be supplied by a user, for example
$firstname = 'fred';
$lastname  = 'fox';

// Formulate Query
// This is the best way to perform an SQL query
// For more examples, see mysql_real_escape_string()
$query = sprintf("SELECT firstname, lastname, address, age FROM friends WHERE firstname='%s' AND lastname='%s'",
    mysql_real_escape_string($firstname),
    mysql_real_escape_string($lastname));

// Perform Query
$result = mysql_query($query);

// Check result
// This shows the actual query sent to MySQL, and the error. Useful for debugging.
if (!$result) {
    $message  = 'Invalid query: ' . mysql_error() . "\n";
    $message .= 'Whole query: ' . $query;
    die($message);
}

// Use result
// Attempting to print $result won't allow access to information in the resource
// One of the mysql result functions must be used
// See also mysql_result(), mysql_fetch_array(), mysql_fetch_row(), etc.
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    echo $row['firstname'];
    echo $row['lastname'];
    echo $row['address'];
    echo $row['age'];
}

// Free the resources associated with the result set
// This is done automatically at the end of the script
mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

See Also

mysql_connect
mysql_error
mysql_real_escape_string
mysql_result
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_unbuffered_query

22.10.1.4.41. mysql_real_escape_string

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_real_escape_string

    Escapes special characters in a string for use in an SQL statement

Description

string mysql_real_escape_string(string unescaped_string,
                                resource link_identifier);

Escapes special characters in the unescaped_string, taking into account the current character set of the connection so that it is safe to place it in a mysql_query. If binary data is to be inserted, this function must be used.

mysql_real_escape_string calls MySQL's library function mysql_real_escape_string, which prepends backslashes to the following characters: \x00, \n, \r, \, ', " and \x1a.

This function must always (with few exceptions) be used to make data safe before sending a query to MySQL.

Parameters

unescaped_string

The string that is to be escaped.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns the escaped string, or FALSE on error.

Examples

Example 22.62. Simple mysql_real_escape_string example

<?php
// Connect
$link = mysql_connect('mysql_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password')
    OR die(mysql_error());

// Query
$query = sprintf("SELECT * FROM users WHERE user='%s' AND password='%s'",
            mysql_real_escape_string($user),
            mysql_real_escape_string($password));
?>

    

Example 22.63. An example SQL Injection Attack

<?php
// Query database to check if there are any matching users
$query = "SELECT * FROM users WHERE user='{$_POST['username']}' AND password='{$_POST['password']}'";
mysql_query($query);

// We didn't check $_POST['password'], it could be anything the user wanted! For example:
$_POST['username'] = 'aidan';
$_POST['password'] = "' OR ''='";

// This means the query sent to MySQL would be:
echo $query;
?>

    

The query sent to MySQL:



SELECT * FROM users WHERE user='aidan' AND password='' OR ''=''


          

This would allow anyone to log in without a valid password.

Notes

Note

A MySQL connection is required before using mysql_real_escape_string otherwise an error of level E_WARNING is generated, and FALSE is returned. If link_identifier isn't defined, the last MySQL connection is used.

Note

If magic_quotes_gpc is enabled, first apply stripslashes to the data. Using this function on data which has already been escaped will escape the data twice.

Note

If this function is not used to escape data, the query is vulnerable to SQL Injection Attacks.

Note

mysql_real_escape_string does not escape % and _. These are wildcards in MySQL if combined with LIKE, GRANT, or REVOKE.

See Also

mysql_client_encoding
addslashes
stripslashes
The magic_quotes_gpc directive
The magic_quotes_runtime directive

22.10.1.4.42. mysql_result

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_result

    Get result data

Description

string mysql_result(resource result,
                    int row,
                    mixed field= =0);

Retrieves the contents of one cell from a MySQL result set.

When working on large result sets, you should consider using one of the functions that fetch an entire row (specified below). As these functions return the contents of multiple cells in one function call, they're MUCH quicker than mysql_result. Also, note that specifying a numeric offset for the field argument is much quicker than specifying a fieldname or tablename.fieldname argument.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

row

The row number from the result that's being retrieved. Row numbers start at 0.

field

The name or offset of the field being retrieved.

It can be the field's offset, the field's name, or the field's table dot field name (tablename.fieldname). If the column name has been aliased ('select foo as bar from...'), use the alias instead of the column name. If undefined, the first field is retrieved.

Return Values

The contents of one cell from a MySQL result set on success, or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.64. mysql_result example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
if (!mysql_select_db('database_name')) {
    die('Could not select database: ' . mysql_error());
}
$result = mysql_query('SELECT name FROM work.employee');
if (!$result) {
    die('Could not query:' . mysql_error());
}
echo mysql_result($result, 2); // outputs third employee's name

mysql_close($link);
?>

    

Notes

Note

Calls to mysql_result should not be mixed with calls to other functions that deal with the result set.

See Also

mysql_fetch_row
mysql_fetch_array
mysql_fetch_assoc
mysql_fetch_object

22.10.1.4.43. mysql_select_db

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_select_db

    Select a MySQL database

Description

bool mysql_select_db(string database_name,
                     resource link_identifier);

Sets the current active database on the server that's associated with the specified link identifier. Every subsequent call to mysql_query will be made on the active database.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database that is to be selected.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.65. mysql_select_db example

<?php

$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
    die('Not connected : ' . mysql_error());
}

// make foo the current db
$db_selected = mysql_select_db('foo', $link);
if (!$db_selected) {
    die ('Can\'t use foo : ' . mysql_error());
}
?>

    

Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_selectdb

See Also

mysql_connect
mysql_pconnect
mysql_query

22.10.1.4.44. mysql_set_charset

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_set_charset

    Sets the client character set

Description

bool mysql_set_charset(string charset,
                       resource link_identifier);

Sets the default character set for the current connection.

Parameters

charset

A valid character set name.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Notes

Note

This function requires MySQL 5.0.7 or later.

Note

This is the preferred way to change the charset. Using mysql_query to execute SET NAMES .. is not recommended.

See Also

mysql_client_encoding
List of character sets that MySQL supports

22.10.1.4.45. mysql_stat

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_stat

    Get current system status

Description

string mysql_stat(resource link_identifier);

mysql_stat returns the current server status.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns a string with the status for uptime, threads, queries, open tables, flush tables and queries per second. For a complete list of other status variables, you have to use the SHOW STATUS SQL command. If link_identifier is invalid, NULL is returned.

Examples

Example 22.66. mysql_stat example

<?php
$link   = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$status = explode('  ', mysql_stat($link));
print_r($status);
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



Array
(
    [0] => Uptime: 5380
    [1] => Threads: 2
    [2] => Questions: 1321299
    [3] => Slow queries: 0
    [4] => Opens: 26
    [5] => Flush tables: 1
    [6] => Open tables: 17
    [7] => Queries per second avg: 245.595
)


          

Example 22.67. Alternative mysql_stat example

<?php
$link   = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$result = mysql_query('SHOW STATUS', $link);
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
    echo $row['Variable_name'] . ' = ' . $row['Value'] . "\n";
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



back_log = 50
basedir = /usr/local/
bdb_cache_size = 8388600
bdb_log_buffer_size = 32768
bdb_home = /var/db/mysql/
bdb_max_lock = 10000
bdb_logdir =
bdb_shared_data = OFF
bdb_tmpdir = /var/tmp/
...


          

See Also

mysql_get_server_info
mysql_list_processes

22.10.1.4.46. mysql_tablename

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_tablename

    Get table name of field

Description

string mysql_tablename(resource result,
                       int i);

Retrieves the table name from a result.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW TABLES [FROM db_name] [LIKE 'pattern'] statement instead.

Parameters

result

A result pointer resource that's returned from mysql_list_tables.

i

The integer index (row/table number)

Return Values

The name of the table on success or FALSE on failure.

Use the mysql_tablename function to traverse this result pointer, or any function for result tables, such as mysql_fetch_array.

Examples

Example 22.68. mysql_tablename example

<?php
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password");
$result = mysql_list_tables("mydb");
$num_rows = mysql_num_rows($result);
for ($i = 0; $i < $num_rows; $i++) {
    echo "Table: ", mysql_tablename($result, $i), "\n";
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    

Notes

Note

The mysql_num_rows function may be used to determine the number of tables in the result pointer.

See Also

mysql_list_tables
mysql_field_table
mysql_db_name

22.10.1.4.47. mysql_thread_id

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_thread_id

    Return the current thread ID

Description

int mysql_thread_id(resource link_identifier);

Retrieves the current thread ID. If the connection is lost, and a reconnect with mysql_ping is executed, the thread ID will change. This means only retrieve the thread ID when needed.

Parameters

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

The thread ID on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 22.69. mysql_thread_id example

<?php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
$thread_id = mysql_thread_id($link);
if ($thread_id){
    printf("current thread id is %d\n", $thread_id);
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:



current thread id is 73


          

See Also

mysql_ping
mysql_list_processes

22.10.1.4.48. mysql_unbuffered_query

Copyright 1997-2010 the PHP Documentation Group.

  • mysql_unbuffered_query

    Send an SQL query to MySQL without fetching and buffering the result rows.

Description

resource mysql_unbuffered_query(string query,
                                resource link_identifier);

mysql_unbuffered_query sends the SQL query query to MySQL without automatically fetching and buffering the result rows as mysql_query does. This saves a considerable amount of memory with SQL queries that produce large result sets, and you can start working on the result set immediately after the first row has been retrieved as you don't have to wait until the complete SQL query has been performed. To use mysql_unbuffered_query while multiple database connections are open, you must specify the optional parameter link_identifier to identify which connection you want to use.

Parameters

query

The SQL query to execute.

Data inside the query should be properly escaped.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

For SELECT, SHOW, DESCRIBE or EXPLAIN statements, mysql_unbuffered_query returns a resource on success, or FALSE on error.

For other type of SQL statements, UPDATE, DELETE, DROP, etc, mysql_unbuffered_query returns TRUE on success or FALSE on error.

Notes

Note

The benefits of mysql_unbuffered_query come at a cost: you cannot use mysql_num_rows and mysql_data_seek on a result set returned from mysql_unbuffered_query. You also have to fetch all result rows from an unbuffered SQL query before you can send a new SQL query to MySQL.

See Also

mysql_query

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